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Computacenter tycoon Peter Ogden is to donate £25 million to get working class kids into private schools. The co-founder of reseller Computacenter will provide scholarships in the country's top schools for children from families that earn less than £30,000 per year. The father of three has enlisted the help of The Sun to get its readers' kids educated. "This project is aimed at the children of working-class families – and The Sun is the ideal paper to publicise it because it has 10 million readers," the paper said. Ogden, himself from a working class family in Rochdale, Lancashire, was estimated to be worth over £300 million when Computacenter floated. At the time he and co-founder Philip Hume pledged to donate some of their fortune to charity. Ten schools have so far been nominated for the scholarship scheme, including Manchester Grammar and St Paul's Girls' school in London. They will admit between two and four students per year, and will match the money that is invested by the Ogden Trust. By 2001, the programme is expected to cover 40 schools across the country. ®

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